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A number of organizations work to preserve New England's natural, architectural and historic heritage. Here are the names of some of them.




Here's a list—though incomplete—of organizations dedicated to preserving the architectural, historic and natural treasures of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Frederick Law Olmsted's "Emerald Necklace" of parks and gardens through the heart of Boston is among the city's natural treasures. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy works to preserve and enhance it. More...

Historic New England (SPNEA)
Formerly the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Historic New England preserves 32 mansions, houses and farms, a treasure trove for anyone interested in domestic life, architecture and decoration from the late 18th through 19th centuries. More...

National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust cares for four important New England sites: the African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School in Boston, Chesterwood in Stockbridge MA, Touro Synagogue in Newport RI, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Glass House in New Canaan CT. More...

Trustees of Reservations
Over a century old, the Trustees preserves such treasures (mostly in Massachusetts) as the Old Manse in Concord MA and Bartholomew's Cobble in the Berkshires. More...

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Crane Great House, Ipswich MA

Thank goodness we have organizations who preserve places such as the Crane Great House on Castle Hill in Ipswich MA.


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